Tag: Joss Whedon

Tanner Reviews The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers_Age_of_UltronSummer blockbuster season has started! It is that magical time of year again where we flock to the theaters in waves to see the next bright shiny ball of polished media to consume. What a way to kick it off. The first day in May and we have the next installment in Marvel Studios, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We are now past the point of initial awe of the series and well on a collision course with an end game that I can’t see in the near future… But at least it is a series that is built upon its own awesome… So there is that.

What else can you say about The Avengers at this point? The movies are what they are, small pieces of a much larger puzzle to be pieced together every couple of months for our mass enjoyment. The only problem is how long they can keep this thing up. This is the first movie where I can safely say that it has been beaten by its ensemble cast predecessors and the concept of holding patterns is getting to be problematic for the series. But more on that later.

I guess for the sake of people who will lynch me if I don’t toss this out here, there will be some (not many so fuck off) spoilers in the more analytic parts of this review so if you don’t want it spoiled at all, skip to the conclusion.

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The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

On this episode of NTSOE, I am joined by Fiona Kelly, Nick Uroseva, and Tom Goldthwait from Derailed Games. On this episode, we discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ten movies (as of this date) that make them up! I hope you all enjoy some witty banter and some great information on the MCU!

Tanner Reviews Firefly

FireflyopeninglogoSo guess whose birthday is tomorrow?… Of course it would be this guy! Yep, my birthday is tomorrow and in honor of it I thought I would take it a little easy this Tuesday and review one of my favorite all be it short-lived television shows of all time, Firefly. Yes, once again I let my nerd flag fly high and proud as I will freely admit to my extreme admiration for the 2001 Science Fiction show produced and written by a young Joss Whedon. The fourteen episode long cult classic had the misfortune of falling into the black pit of despair that is the Fox Line Up and has since found quite a cult following from fans that have led to many calling for a revival of the series and the creation of the feature-length movie Serenity. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Firefly”

Tanner’s Top 5 Favorite Directors of All Time

Well hasn’t this been a hectic weekend. I am getting my stuff packed up and ready to move to Ohio. So I have not been able to make it to the theaters to see any of the new releases. I did have a new project lined up and ready to post onto the website. But then WordPress kept rejecting the file and loading it onto YouTube is a super slow-mo process while using my former internet service… So I’ve been kind of left in the dust here.

So… With no video games to play or movies to watch within the short time span of Sunday that I have left, I have decided to answer a question that I have received quite a bit since I started reviewing. While many critics that I know have received questions such as ‘who is your favorite actor’ or ‘what is your favorite movie’? The one that I get a lot of is ‘Who is your favorite director?’ And BOY is that a loaded question. At least whenever it comes to your favorite movie, you can kind of pick a few off the top of your head that really stick out as things you could watch over and over again. But to pick a favorite director is a pretty daunting task. You have to not only enjoy one movie, but a multitude of movies all released by the same director. At least for someone like me, I have to do some studying before I can just name my favorite director off the top of my head. Which luckily I prepared for this day. While this is not exactly the time that I was intending on releasing this list, moving it up isn’t the worst thing in the world. Continue reading “Tanner’s Top 5 Favorite Directors of All Time”

Tanner Reviews Much Ado About Nothing

MuchAdoSo who in their wildest imagination thought that they would see Joss Whedon make a black and white film based off of a Shakespearean comedy, that stars Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher of Firefly fame as well as Agent Phil Couleson himself, Clark Gregg? Honestly, is there  anyone out there that ever thought they would see this movie? When I first heard about Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, I wasn’t as much worried about a terrible movie as I was just shocked that all of this could come together in the first place. The mere concept alone of a Whedon take on a Shakespearean comedy just blew my mind to the point that if you could look into my head all you would see is a blue screen of death. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Much Ado About Nothing”

Tanner Reviews Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Doctor_Horrible_BannerWith only seven more days until my trip to Origins Game Fair… I thought it would be appropriate to review something that seems to be nerd incarnate. A 45 minute string of videos made by Joss Whedon with the assistance of his family members Zack and Jed. The film starred Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and fucking Neil Patrick Harris himself, this film is the  definition of awesome personified! NPH from How I Met Your Mother has become a walking talking internet meme, Nathan Fillion none other than Mal Reynolds himself from Firefly, and Felica Day from Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer not to mention Whedon whose credentials speak for themselves… Sweet Jesus the nerdery is glorious. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”